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Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

 

 
 
​​​​Purpose             

SIT conducts behavioral threat assessments for persons who might pose a safety risk to themselves or others. SIT is a collaboration among key College departments and engages the College's resources to:                  

  • Investigate concerning behavior and assess the level of threat
  • Develop and implement an intervention plan for the safety of all
  • Identify sources of support for the person of concern
  • Provide ongoing support and monitoring

Reporting a Student or Employee of Concern

In an emergency:  CONTACT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY by pressing the  Blue Light on any of the security phones located throughout the building or by calling (312) 850-7168. Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.                
                   
In a non-emergency:  Notify SIT using the online Person of Concern Report Form. Submit the form as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after learning of the concerning situation. DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.                 
                   

Other helpful resources

Consultation for faculty and staff for referring a distressed person to the Wellness Center.                  
                   

SIT Members

David Sanders
Interim President
  Kimberly Hollingsworth
Interim Vice-President
Dr. Tasha Williams
Dean, Student Services
  Randi Ploszaj
Director, Academic Support Services
Tanya Cox
Director, Disability Access Center
  Stanley Beamon
Director, Human Resources
Dr. Erica Schweitzer
Manager Wellness Center &
Liaison to District SIT
  Anthony Alexander
Assistant Director of Security​
Pamela Lynch 
Dean of Adult Education
  Robert Thompson
Veteran Specialist

 

To Whom Do I Report My Concerns?

Become informed about these categories of behavior to know when to report to SIT and to determine the priority order for reporting/referring a person of concern to other College resources:               

Distressed:  The behavior causes concern solely for the student’s well-being.                    

Disturbed: The behavior may be highly inappropriate, irrational, or delusional and makes others uncomfortable.                     

Disruptive: The behavior interrupts the classroom or work environment and represents an escalation of distress and/or inner disturbance.                    

Dangerous:  The behavior threatens the safety and well-being of others.                
Keep in mind that the 4 Ds merely provide guidelines for where to go with your concerns, and many situations will not cleanly fit into a distinct category. If you need further guidance, contact the SIT Chair, the Dean of Student Services, the HR Director, or the Wellness Center Manager.               
                

Definitions of the 4Ds:

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Examples of Each of the 4Ds:

           
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Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form                   

           
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Related Services

Contact Information

Phone: 
312) 850-7168
Fax: 
 
1900 West Jackson
 
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

Publications

Related Services

​Related Services & Resources         

Online Person of Concern Report Form         

Safety & Security         

Wellness Center         

Student Policy Manual